15 Brands Bringing You Beautiful, Sustainable and Ethical Plus Size Clothing - Good On You
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15 Brands Bringing You Beautiful, Sustainable and Ethical Plus Size Clothing

When it comes to fashion, body type inclusivity is a real issue faced by people the world over. Seeing a photo of a gorgeous dress then finding out they don’t stock it in your size can be disheartening, to say the least. Fortunately, some brands are catching on by making beautiful ethical clothing for every body!

Here are fifteen ethical and sustainable brands for plus-sized fashionistas:

Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Good

Sizes – 2XS to 6XL

For cute leggings and sports bras that are gentle on your body and the planet, look no further. Girlfriend Collective is a truly transparent company with sustainability and inclusivity in mind. Their luxurious activewear comes in a range of sizes—from 2XS to 6XL for women is certified by both OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and BlueSign. Girlfriend Collective’s factory in Vietnam is also SA8000 certified, which measures social performance in eight areas important to social accountability in workplaces.

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Ace & Jig

Rated: Good

Sizes – 2XS to 4XL

Ace and Jig creates its own yarn-dyed woven fabric made by artisan weavers in India to create bright, effortlessly chic pieces. The outfits are perfect to wear to picnics on those bright sunny days, or when you need to add a splash of colour to your outfit during the colder seasons. The brand extended its sizing back in 2018, trialling one piece at a time, and with overwhelming success have extended sizing for most of their pieces from 2XS to 4XL!

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Jamie + The Jones

Rated: Good

Sizes – XS to 4XL

This Nashville based label believes in creating beautiful pieces you’ll want to live in while supporting cherished textile traditions. All of its garments (excluding its J+J Organic Knits) are designed, produced, and packaged in a Nashville studio and delivered to your door! Its quality crafted pieces have you covered from sizes XS to 4XL that embody beautiful silhouettes and cuts.

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HARA

Rated: Great

Sizes – XS to 5XL

HARA’s vision to bring change and awareness to the issues of the fashion industry is evident through its curation of ethical clothing and celebration of diversity. The label specialises in underwear, bras, loungewear, and sportswear. The unique, minimal. and vibrantly coloured pieces feature models with diverse body shapes and races across its catalogue and tailor to sizes XS to 5XL.

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Shop HARA.

Christy Dawn

Rated: Great

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Sizes – XS to 2XL (Sizes are embedded in different size collections)

Christy Dawn is your one stop shop for gorgeous floral dresses, earthy toned loungesets, and vintage inspired skirts and trousers. Its pieces are locally sewn in Los Angeles by the team of dressmakers, and features specific size collections including Extended Sizing, Petite, and Maternity. The brand’s timeless, versatile pieces are made from a high proportion of eco-friendly materials and upcycled fabric that we know you’ll love!

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The Classic T-Shirt Company

Rated: Great

Sizes – XS to 2XL

The Classic T-Shirt Company will have you covered if you’re in the market for a new tee. Its shirts are GOTS-certified organic cotton, made to last, and are manufactured in the USA to reduce the brand’s carbon footprint.

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CHNGE

Rated: Great

Sizes – 2XS to 2XL

CHNGE gives consumers who care about the planet an outlet to make a positive impact through their purchases. The sustainable fashion brand using 100% organic material, built to last a lifetime while making a statement.

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Dressarte Paris

Rated: Good

Sizes – 2XS to 2XL (or custom)

Dressarte Paris is a custom-made clothing label that curates unique clothing for a worldwide clientele. It sources luxurious surplus and eco-friendly fabrics to create a wonderfully chic sustainable wardrobe. Its products are made to order where you can choose from existing sizes, or enter in your own measurements for a custom order that not only minimises textile waste but celebrates all sizes!

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Birdsong

Rated: Good

Sizes – 2XS to 3XL

Birdsong stands as the antidote to fast fashion producing unique, bold, trend-free designs. It employs workers in London facing barriers to employment including adults with learning disabilities to refugees who are all paid a fair working wage. The business is built on a philosophy of fairness and authenticity, promising customers “no sweatshop, no photoshop”.

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LONDRĖ

Rated: Good

Sizes – XS to 3XL

This bodywear label brings you high quality swimwear that flatters all shapes and sizes! The Canadian brand produces swimwear from recycled plastic bottled and has so far recycled more than 90,000 bottles from the beaches and streets of Taiwan. This is swimwear we know you’ll love, no matter the bod you rock!

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Free Label

Rated: Good

Sizes – XS to 4XL

Free Label brings basics back that don’t come at a cost to the environment or undermining of human rights. This Canadian based label creates pieces locally in both Toronto and Vancouver to support the local economy and to ensure pieces are made ethically. It creates comfortable clothing from natural fibres including organic cotton, linen, and bamboo.

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Proclaim

Rated: Good

Sizes – S to 3XL

Proclaim is an ethical and inclusive ‘nude’ lingerie label that celebrates and represents all women whilst also being kind to the planet. Made out of recycled plastic water bottles, the pieces by this Los Angeles label come in ‘nudes’ that represent all shades so that a range of skin colours are embraced, and offer a variety of sizes so no lady is left behind.

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Encircled

Rated: Good

Sizes – XS to XXL

Canada-based Encircled creates ethically-made, versatile women’s fashion for life and travel, from sustainable and eco-conscious fabrics, including Tencel. The brand also recycles off-cuts created during the manufacturing process, which is an added bonus!

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Marks & Spencer

Rated: Good

Sizes – XS to XXL

Many of us know Marks and Sparks for their quality underwear, but it doesn’t stop there.  Over the years the British brand has set some strong environmental and labour policies. It’s Carbon Trust certified and it uses some eco-friendly materials, like recycled nylon, recycled polyester and organic cotton!

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Mara Hoffman

Rated: Good

Sizes – XXS to XL

Mara Hoffman brings a fresh edge to sustainable fashion, with its emphasis on bold colours and diverse array of patterns. With an exclusive extended sizes range, the brand brings fun, edgy ethical fashion to all. Mara Hoffman seek to generate an awareness with their customers and hold themselves accountable throughout the supply chain, to their workers and the environment.

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Shop Mara Hoffman @ Reve en Vert.

Shop Mara Hoffman @ Farfetch.

Editor's note

This article was updated in October 2020. Ratings correct at time of publication. Feature image via . Additional images via the brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world's most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. Use the Directory to search more than 2,500 brands. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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